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Old 09-24-2017, 03:05 PM   #61
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From an author who, so far as I know, was the first person to use the word "booger" in a daily newspaper column: I nominate The Worst Class Trip Ever (Class Trip, Book 1) by Dave Barry.
A worthy nomination, I'd give it a nod except I'm out of them this month. A bit expensive ($9.99), but better than the $11.99 of a couple of them this month (including one of mine.) A reasonable length, though, at 224 pages. And Dave Barry is definitely funny!
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:26 PM   #62
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I will second The Worst Class Trip Ever since it is available at both my Overdrive libraries and I have liked the Dave Barry I have read in the past.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:53 PM   #63
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I'd like to nominate Alice, Let's Eat by Calvin Trillin.

We ALL eat! And we all like to laugh out loud. With Alice, Let's Eat, we can do both. Originally published in 1996
This just caught my eye; I knew I read it waaaaay before 1996. In fact, it's 1978, which might make the book's context clearer.
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And yet a book you nominated is $11.99. Used to be a MMPB.

And yet a book you seconded is $9.99.

I know. But I'm hoping enough people can get it from Overdrive. And as for the other book, I can get it from Overdrive. So that's why I nominated/gave the nod to.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:37 PM   #65
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This just caught my eye; I knew I read it waaaaay before 1996. In fact, it's 1978, which might make the book's context clearer.
You're right. I knew I'd read it when I was living in New York. That date must refer to a second edition.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:36 AM   #66
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I've read it so I won't nominate it, but if a bunch of you haven't I'd recommend someone nominate 'Bucky F*cking Dent' by David Duchovony. Hilarious.
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I know. But I'm hoping enough people can get it from Overdrive. And as for the other book, I can get it from Overdrive. So that's why I nominated/gave the nod to.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:09 AM   #68
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:52 PM   #69
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I've read it so I won't nominate it, but if a bunch of you haven't I'd recommend someone nominate 'Bucky F*cking Dent' by David Duchovony. Hilarious.
I nominate Bucky F&%@ing Dent by David Duchovny. Sounds like fun with a bit of poignant substance.

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Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American Novel, and spends the waning days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent.

When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of Ted’s youth tries to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from Mariana—the Nuyorican grief counselor with whom Ted promptly falls in love—and a crew of neighborhood old-timers, Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Boston winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of.

David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent explores the bonds between fathers and sons and the age-old rivalry between Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with our urgent need to persevere—and risk everything—in the name of love. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the mighty Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tender, insightful, and hilarious novel demonstrates how life truly belongs to the losers, and that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the mirth, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:05 PM   #70
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I'll second Bucky F*cking Dent.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:06 AM   #71
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I'll Third Bucky F*cking Dent. I want to give you guys a chance to enjoy a really good book. I'll probably take the opportunity to read it again myself (after Follet's Column of Fire).
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:53 PM   #72
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I third The Worst Class Trip Ever.

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The nominations are now closed. I'll post the voting poll in the morning.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:53 AM   #74
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The poll has been posted.

Sorry. I was going by yesterday's Tapatalk feed, and it still hasn't--as of this writing--updated. I'll add the last book and repost it.

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Old 09-27-2017, 09:12 AM   #75
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NOW the poll has been posted.
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